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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    East Atlanta is a part of Neighborhood Hood Planning Unit W, also known as NPU-W. This City of Atlanta advisory group represents the voices of East Atlanta, Grant Park and SAND residents and businesses in planning, zoning and other impact related concerns. 


    NPU-W was awarded a Community Impact Grant to build neighborhood awareness and community engagement within the communities of 

    NPU-W = East Atlanta, Grant Park and SAND. 


    Completed parts of the grant include a Switcher Studio for The Porch Press which records meetings with playback features. 

    The grant will commission 6 local mural artists to transform traffic signal boxes and create a NPU-W wide scavenger hunt to beautify and engage our communities.  We need you to connect with neighbors, and help link our pasts with the present-day. 


    PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY BRAINSTORM  OCTOBER 1-11   

    Send in your neighborhood facts, historic treasures and points of interest to help inspire artists and design a scavenger hunt.  

    SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: https://pollunit.com/polls/npuwbrainstorm2020


    CALL FOR ARTISTS  |  OCTOBER 5-NOVEMBER 5

    Submit original art to cover 6 traffic light boxes within the NPU-W neighborhoods.

    • The top 12 designs will be chosen by community judges. 

    • The final six designs will be voted on by the community.  

    Submit Your Art Here:https://forms.gle/Ry493hDCKzdYLeuH6


    VOTE FOR MURAL ART  |  NOVEMBER 12 | ONE DAY ONLY! 

    Cast your vote for your favorite artwork on social media. 24 hour voting only! VOTE ON NOV 12:https://pollunit.com/polls/voteformurals


    PLAY THE SCAVENGER HUNT  |  READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Get outside and play the Walkable, Bikeable, Driveable Scavenger Hunt across SAND, East Atlanta and Grant Park. 



  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:19 PM | Anonymous


    Thank you to everyone who attended our East Atlanta Business Association September General Meeting on Zoom. We covered a lot yesterday; feel free to view the video meeting, read the chat, or listen to audio only on the links below.

    Meeting Video Recording

    Meeting Chat

    Meeting Audio Only

    Click here for to see the full document of meeting minutes: 

    Meeting Minutes Document

    We hope to see you next month for our October meeting on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm. 

  • Monday, September 14, 2020 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    Join us for our monthly General Meeting Tuesday September 15th from 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome!

    Register for the Meeting

    Review the Agenda


  • Tuesday, September 08, 2020 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    We hope this blog finds you healthy, safe and flexible to the rapid changes we are all experiencing. Did you ever think you'd use the word PIVOT so much?

    IN THIS POST: 

    • DUE AUGUST 31 @ 5PM | Invest Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants
    • MEETING RECORDING| 8.18.20 General Meeting Minutes
    • COVID-19 LIABILITY | New law protects businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits with appropriate receipt statement and signage
    • NATIONAL MAIN STREET SURVEY | Important information is needed to help EABA sustain our future. 
    • EAST ATLANTA STRUT | Sign up to Strut Your Business by 9/10/20
    • NEW DEKALB BETTER BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM | Applications open August 27, 2020

    READ ON FOR MORE INFORMATION

    INVEST ATLANTA RESURGENCE GRANT FUND

    APPLICATIONS DUE ON MONDAY AUGUST 31ST @ 5PM! 

    READ THIS Quick Overview of Requirements

    Link to Resurgence Grant Fund

    Link to Strength in Beauty Fund

    Qualified city of Atlanta businesses have a few more days to apply for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund offers businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.

    The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

    Applications close for all programs on August 31, 2020. Visit  www.investatlanta.com, email resurgence@investatlanta.com or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.  


    Meeting Video Recording
    Meeting Chat
    Meeting Audio Only


    PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM COVID-19 LAWSUITS

    • Receipt Statement
    • Posted Sign at Business
    CHECK OUT THE BLOG FOR SPECIFICS


    HELP EABA | FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS

    Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey by August 28th. 

    Business Survey      

    Consumer Survey   

    The National Main Street Center designed a custom survey to help the Atlanta Main Street Fellowship Districts (East Atlanta, Sweet Auburn, West End and Westview) better understand the impacts of COVID-19 and the recent civil unrest on our business communities in order to elevate potential solutions and paths toward greater resiliency.

    Thank you!    
     

    YOUR BUSINESS CAN STILL PARTICIPATE-IN A DIFFERENT WAY! 

    Think Small Business Saturday meets Oakhurst Porchfest 

    Saturday September 26th, 12:00-6:00.  

    No street closures, no crowds 

    https://eastatlantastrut.com/strut-your/  

    INTERESTED? The Strut organization will match them with artists, other businesses, or bands that they can "host" at their village location.   

    •  The Strut can also provide volunteers to help a business with an activity or the business can do it on their own.
    •  Lots of people will be partying in their yards, so it would be great for restaurants to offer a special Strut carry-out pack  

    SIGN UP BY 9/10/20 AT https://eastatlantastrut.com/strut-your-business/

    • FREE
    • Activities throughout the business and residential areas. 
    • No big, single events nor specific times  
    • There will be live streams from different areas during the festival for those that are housebound. 
    • This in an effort to keep everyone safe, socially distanced, but still able to enjoy both the Village and the neighborhood.
    • The Strut will take care of publicity and marketing, but businesses are welcome to do their own. 
    • Sponsor the Strut:  https://eastatlantastrut.com/sponsor-in-place/

    NEW DEKALB LOAN PROGRAM IF YOU DID NOT GET PPP | APPLICATIONS OPEN AUGUST 27, 2020

    Loan proceeds will provide capital to businesses that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the three (3) month period
    after the Loan is made, Borrowers may use the proceeds for any pre-approved combination of the following eligible expenses:
    • Payroll (gross federal wages)
    • State unemployment taxes and local taxes
    • Employee benefits
    • Business mortgage interest
    • Business property rent payments
    • Commercial property utilities
    • Interest on other business debts
    • Payroll costs are capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee. During the 3-month period after the Loan is made, businesses may be required to maintain payroll compensation and employee levels equal to or greater than the 3-month pre-Covid19 period of October through December 2019.

    READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

    Thank you to our 61 members for supporting EABA! 

    Join Us!

    Join us 3rd Tuesday of the Month 

    Virtual Zoom Meetings for 2020

    Register in Advance @ EastAtlantaBiz.com

    Become A Member of EABA


  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended on the screen! Seeing everyone's faces is so important during these COVID times. 

    Meeting Video Recording

    Meeting Chat

    Meeting Audio Only



  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:04 AM | Anonymous

    PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH LIABILITY STATEMENTS + SIGNS 

    Effective 8.7.20, under Georgia's new COVID liability shield law, businesses are required to post a very specific sign in order to gain the law's protection from COVID-related lawsuits.

    RECEIPT MESSAGE AND SIGNS HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE AND FOLLOW STRICT GUIDELINES TO BE VALID!  

    • RECEIPT: Includes a statement in at least ten-point Arial font placed apart from any other text, stating the following warning:
      • Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.
    • SIGNAGE: An individual or entity of the premises has posted at a point of entry, if present, to the premises, a sign in at least one-inch Arial font placed apart from any other text, a written warning stating the following:
       'Warning 127 Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.'

    Here's an article about the law: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/georgia-passes-covid-19-liability-protections  


    SIGNS HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE TO BE VALID
    PURCHASE YOUR SIGN FROM EABA MEMBER

    East Atlanta Copy Center

    Phone (404) 622-3222  
    Toll Free:  (888) 299-3776
    EastAtlantaCopyCenter.com

    1287-A Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
    East Atlanta Village
    In Between Grant Central Pizza & Mary's


  • Monday, August 17, 2020 7:43 PM | Anonymous

    Register for the meeting in advance: 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsceysqzgvHtBGjYo10P1yfJ8fR0OI08E_

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    READ THE AGENDA


  • Monday, August 10, 2020 8:33 PM | Anonymous

    We're calling today MONEY MONDAY!  

    Read on for multiple opportunities for funding your small business! Register now and add them to your calendar, then you'll be ready when it gets closer!

    EABA is adapting and learning right along with you! We strive to share resources in a timely manner and want to know how you are doing!

    Email us at eastatlantabiz@gmail.com anytime!




    8.10.20 | COVID SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS NOW OPEN

    Applications are now being accepted for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two other grant programs for individuals working in the creative and cosmetology industries.

    The Resurgence fund offers qualified city of Atlanta businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services. 

    In addition to the Resurgence Grant Fund, Invest Atlanta is planning to reopen the Strength in Beauty Fund, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to cosmetology professionals like hairstylists and nail technicians.

    The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

    Applications close for all three programs on Aug. 31, 2020. Please visit  www.investatlanta.com, email resurgence@investatlanta.com or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020!



    8.12.20 NFIB WEBINAR | Preparing for PPP Loan Forgiveness and PPP Q&A


    For businesses that received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the rules are ever changing with new SBA guidance just published on August 4. This week’s webinar will cover the latest SBA updates and provide Q&A.

    Presenters will cover the recent developments, including:

    • How do I decide whether to use the EZ or long forgiveness application?
    • How do I complete the Schedule A Worksheet?
    • How do FTE reductions and wage adjustments impact loan forgiveness?
    • How will banks process loan forgiveness applications?
    • This hour-long program will review the rules, contemplate the uncertainties, and include plenty of Q&A.
    You can submit your questions in advance here.

    Can’t make this webinar? Don’t worry! Register now and we’ll email you an on-demand version!


    REGISTER HERE


              

    8.17, 8.18 & 8.19 | NFIB FLY IN WITH CONGRESS

    Your personal stories of small business success and hardship can influence lawmakers in meaningful ways. The NFIB Virtual Fly-In is free to attend and will offer meetings with Members of Congress, information, tips, tools, and tactics that will help you make an impact with legislators before they vote. 

    • The free event registration also includes many on-demand sessions available to watch at your convenience.
    • When you register, be sure to indicate the state where you live, so we can connect you with the correct virtual meetings with Members of Congress.

    MORE INFO + FREE REGISTRATION


    8.18.20 GENERAL MEETING @ 6PM | REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

    REGISTER HERE


               

     

    8.19.20 WEBINAR |Creating Content That Converts

    Join General Assembly for this FREE WEBINAR!

    It’s easy to think that a great product or service will sell itself, but it’s rarely the case. Hear from marketing experts on how they create and market content that converts to sales. You’ll learn how to utilize different types of content to tell a story, increase engagement around your content, and then repurpose your content for different channels to maximize visibility.

    Takeaways

    • Understand what content marketing is.
    • Create a content marketing strategy.
    • Learn how to repurpose content for different channels.
    • Know the best tips to increase engagement.

    REGISTER HERE! 




    8.26.20 WEBINAR | Small Business Access to Capital Webinar


    REGISTER HERE! 


            


    8.27.20 WEBINAR | Financing Alternatives for Your Small Business

    This webinar discusses traditional and no-traditional options on how to finance a start-up or growing business. Discussion includes different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding, and how to pick the right financing options.

     

    REGISTER WITH UGA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER




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    Thank you to our 60 Members for supporting EABA! 


  • Monday, August 03, 2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous
    EABA, 


    Happy Monday, the first of August.  We want you to know about two very important items to pay attention to this week! 


    ONE

    AUG. 4 @ 6:00PM | CITY WIDE RESURGENCE GRANT FUND LIVE STREAM

    TWO

    EAST ATLANTA STRUT IN PLACE | Saturday September 24, 2020 | NOON - 6PM

    SAVE THE DATE

    EABA GENERAL MEETING: TUESDAY 8.18.20 @ 6PM

    FYI

    EXTENDED COVID RESTRICTIONS


  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Can you believe it's almost the end of July and our 5th month of COVID life? 

    • Last week we took off to rest and now we have a packed list of important info sessions for small businesses! 

    Stay healthy, be kind and keep connecting! We're here for you! 


    Save the Date for the next EABA General Zoom Meeting | Tuesday August 18th @ 6PM. 

    REGISTER HERE IN ADVANCE


    7.29.20 @ 11am | Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall

    SIGN UP FOR FREE CALL HERE


    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, hosted through the She Leads financial literacy program, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil. The event will take place on July 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.

    >>>>READ MORE



    7.29.20 @ Noon | NFIB Webinar
    SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A

    REGISTER NOW


    Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.

    The webinar will cover:

    • SCORE www.score.org
    • EIDL and PPP updates
    • Paid sick and family leave dollar-for-dollar reimbursement instructions
    As always, we’ll save time to answer your individual questions. We welcome your questions in advance, just email info@nfib.org.

    Can't make this Webinar? Don't worry! Register Now and we'll email you an on-demand version!




    7.30.20 @ 6:30PM | New City of Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants, including the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty grant funds.

    RSVP TO JOIN THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 6:30PM WITH DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG


    The Resurgence Grant Fund, made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offers up to $40,000 to help cover pandemic-related costs, such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus access to up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
     
    Two other existing funds, the creATL Relief Fund and Strength in Beauty Fund, have also both been recapitalized with a portion of the CARES Act allocation. Both funds will continue to support the creative and cosmetology sectors by offering $1,000 grants to alleviate hardships due to the loss of business as a result of the pandemic.

    Applications for the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty Grant Funds open Monday, August 10.


    BRICK AND MORTAR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM | APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

    APPLY NOW


    Announcing the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. 

    • Applications are now open.
    • They will continue to be accepted until 11:59pm PT Sunday, August 23 or until 500 applications have been submitted, whichever is sooner. 
    • Subsequent grant rounds to accept additional applications later this summer. 



    SHOP SMALL ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO 8/23/20


    Extended the offer enrollment period to 8/23/20 – so even more eligible Amex® Card Members have the chance to get rewarded when they Shop Small.

    American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on ShopSmall.com by 8/23/20.


    ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES!

    WATCH VIDEO

    SIGN UP HERE


    Earlier this week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to save live entertainment venues.  This bill, called the Save Our Stages Act, needs your support in order to pass.  

    • If you haven't already done so, please contact your elected representatives through SaveOurStages.com & ask them to support this bill.    



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